A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after she was struck by a pick-up truck turning into a driveway in East Hampton on Tuesday afternoon.
East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen said that Linda Turner, 62, of East Hampton, was walking east on the sidewalk toward the village. He said David Browne was signaling left to turn into his driveway in heavy traffic when an oncoming car's driver flashed his lights to let Browne turn.
"Between the blind spot on the truck and the sun, he never saw the pedestrian," Larsen said.
James Spencer Baird, of Westhampton, was behind Browne at the time of the accident, and said the woman was thrown after she was struck. "Nothing appeared to be life threatening," said Baird, who has an EMS background. He dialed 911 at 4:32 p.m.
Turner reportedly had at least one broken wrist and abrasions. The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association transported her to the East Hampton Airport, where a Medevac then took her to Stony Brook. On Wednesday afternoon, Erin Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said Turner was in good condition.
Baird said Browne — who is the Chief East Hampton Town Fire Marshal — was very concerned for the woman's well-being. He was in his personal vehicle.
Larsen said it was just an unfortunate accident. No tickets or charges were filed.